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Ireland's Robbie Keane celebrates after scoring against the Faroe Islands during the World Cup qualifying match in Dublin. Photo: Reuters

Portugal defeats Russia, revives World Cup hopes

Portugal revived their World Cup qualifying campaign by beating Russia 1-0, while Mario Balotelli was red-carded for Italy in a 0-0 draw at the Czech Republic that put the four-time world champions closer to next year's finals.